Kristy Woodson Harvey books in order
Kristy Woodson Harvey is an American USA Today bestselling author of women’s fiction and southern fiction.
A journalism graduate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, she also holds an English Masters from East Carolina University.
Her work has appeared on several publications and websites such as Southern Living, USA Today, Traditional Home, Domino, Parade, Our State and O. Henry.
A devout member of the Tall Poppy Writers, Harvey repeatedly speaks at fundraisers, book conferences and private events.
She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and son.
Genres: Southern Fiction, Women's Fiction
- Dear Carolina (2015)
- Lies and Other Acts of Love (2016)
- Feels Like Falling (2020)
- Under the Southern Sky (2021)
- The Wedding Veil (2022)
- The Summer of Songbirds (2023)
The Peachtree Bluff Series
- Slightly South of Simple (2017)
- The Secret to Southern Charm (2018)
- The Southern Side of Paradise (2019)
- Christmas in Peachtree Bluff (2021)
Detailed book overview
A flourishing career as an interior design, a devoted husband and son, and beautiful homes in North Carolina and Manhattan: Frances “Khaki” Mason has the perfect life.
The only thing that would make the seemingly perfect life even better would be a second child.
Returning from rehab, Jodi, her husband’s nineteen-year-old cousin, is pregnant and by herself.
Despite the fact that the two women are as different as can be, they strike up a friendship that will last for a lifetime.
Although Khaki is there for her friend, Jodi has a hard time becoming the kind of mother that her daughter needs.
And as time goes by, she will present Khaki with the biggest of requests.
Everyone has their own little white lies. Nobody knows this more than Lynn “Lovey” White, who has been married for sixty years and had five daughters.
Annabelle, her granddaughter, is however the honest type.
She is used to toeing the line and playing by the rules, until the day that she unexpectedly breaks up with her wealthy fiancé and ties the knot with a musician that she barely knows.
Annabelle considers her actions justifiable, considering how her grandparents lived a lengthy and happy life after falling in love at first sight.
But as everything around her begins imploding, Annabelle learns that her family isn’t as perfect as she thinks.
Gray Howard is having a terrible summer.
On top of losing her mother to cancer, she has also lost her sister to her extremist husband, and her own husband to his colleague.
Things get worse when she accidentally gets Diana fired.
Diana Harrington is having a terrible summer.
Right before she got fired, she ended her relationship with her boyfriend and stormed out of their house; with an old Impala being her new bed.
Good thing Gray is willing to host her as a way of making amends for accidentally getting her fired.
As the two women grow fond of each other, they’ll discover than past decisions can affect future happiness.
Recently separated Amelia Saxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed "abandoned," she's put in the unenviable position of telling Parker--and dredging up old wounds in the process.
Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he'll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.
Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Cape Carolina. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family--the one you're born into and the one you choose--is always closer than you think.
Four women. One family heirloom. A secret connection that will change their lives—and history as they know it.
Present Day: Julia Baxter’s wedding veil, bequeathed to her great-grandmother by a mysterious woman on a train in the 1930s, has passed through generations of her family as a symbol of a happy marriage. But on the morning of her wedding day, something tells her that even the veil’s good luck isn’t enough to make her marriage last forever.
Overwhelmed and panicked, she escapes to the Virgin Islands to clear her head. Meanwhile, her grandmother Babs is also feeling shaken. Still grieving the death of her beloved husband, she decides to move out of the house they once shared and into a retirement community. Though she hopes it’s a new beginning, she does not expect to run into an old flame, dredging up the same complicated emotions she felt a lifetime ago.
1914: Socialite Edith Vanderbilt is struggling to manage the luxurious Biltmore Estate after the untimely death of her cherished husband. With 250 rooms to oversee and an entire village dependent on her family to stay afloat, Edith is determined to uphold the Vanderbilt legacy—and prepare her free-spirited daughter Cornelia to inherit it—in spite of her family’s deteriorating financial situation.
But Cornelia has dreams of her own. Asheville, North Carolina has always been her safe haven away from the prying eyes of the press, but as she explores more of the rapidly changing world around her, she’s torn between upholding tradition and pursuing the exciting future that lies beyond Biltmore’s gilded gates.
Four women come together to save the summer camp that changed their lives and rediscover themselves in the process.
Nearly thirty years ago, in the wake of a personal tragedy, June Moore bought Camp Holly Springs and turned it into a thriving summer haven for girls. But now, June is in danger of losing the place she has sacrificed everything for, and begins to realize how much she has used the camp to avoid facing difficulties in her life.
June’s niece, Daphne, met her two best friends, Lanier and Mary Stuart, during a fateful summer at camp. They’ve all helped each other through hard things, from heartbreak and loss to substance abuse and unplanned pregnancy, and the three are inseparable even in their thirties. But when attorney Daphne is confronted with a relationship from her past—and a confidential issue at work becomes personal—she is faced with an impossible choice.
Lanier, meanwhile, is struggling with tough decisions of her own. After a run-in with an old flame, she is torn between the commitment she made to her fiancé and the one she made to her first love. And when a big secret comes to light, she finds herself at odds with her best friend…and risks losing the person she loves most.
But in spite of their personal problems, nothing is more important to these songbirds than Camp Holly Springs. When the women learn their childhood oasis is in danger of closing, they band together to save it, sending them on a journey that promises to open the next chapters in their lives.
The Peachtree Bluff Series
Caroline Murphy vowed to never return to her hometown of Peachtree Bluff.
A certified New York girl, she was forced by Ansley, her mother, to return to the dreadful place after the demise of her father.
With her marriage to a wealthy New Yorker now down the drain, a pregnant Caroline and her young daughter move to her hometown.
Ansley always prioritized her children over everything else, more so after discovering that her deceased husband left her with virtually no inheritance.
Now an accomplished businesswoman, Ansley welcomes back her daughter.
Thing however change her remaining two daughters return to live with her.
Will the family still stay together after an old secret resurfaces?
Sloane’s life turns upside down after she receives devastating news about her husband who is in the army. Even worse is that he doesn’t have the strength to look after their children.
Ansley, her mother, is however there for her.
But as she juggles between taking care of her elderly mother, her daughters, and grandchildren, Ansley’s can’t help but worry about old secrets which may be unveiled.
When Caroline and Emerson, Sloane’s sisters, offer her the support she needs, Sloane finds the strength to not only chase after her dreams, but also confront her biggest fears.
In the process, Ansley also discovers that she can actually have everything she has ever wanted.
Ansley should be happy, given that the love of her life is back, and all her three daughters are doing great. Yet for some strange reason, it all seems too good to believe.
Emerson, her youngest daughter who happens to be an actress, is not only getting married, but has also received a once in a lifetime career opportunity. She should be happy, yet for some strange reason, she can’t help but be worried.
Everything begins making sense when two women, who could destroy Ansley and Emerson, show up in Peachtree Bluff.
With shocking revelations exposed, the relationship between the Murphy sisters and their mother will face the ultimate test.
When the Murphy women are in trouble, they always know they can turn to their mother, Ansley. So when eldest daughter Caroline and her husband announce they are divorcing—and fifteen-year-old daughter Vivi acts out in response—Caroline, at her wits end, can’t think of anything to do besides leave her with Ansley in Peachtree Bluff for the holidays. After all, how much trouble can one teenager get into on a tiny island?
Quite a lot, as it turns out.
As the “storm of the century” heads toward Peachtree Bluff, Ansley and her husband, Jack, with Vivi in tow, are grateful they’re planning to leave for the trip of a lifetime. But Vivi’s recklessness forces the trio to shelter in place during the worst hurricane Peachtree has ever seen.
With no power, no provisions, and the water rising, the circumstances become dire very quickly…and the Murphy sisters soon realize it’s up to them to conduct a rescue mission. With the bridges closed and no way to access Peachtree Bluff by land or air, they set sail on Caroline’s boat, The Starlite Sisters, determined to rebuild their beloved town—and their family.